Papillary carcinoma of the thyroglossal duct cyst: Is thyroidectomy necessary?



Thyroglossal duct cyst, papillary carcinoma, Thyroidectomy


Thyroglossal duct cyst is the most frequent midline congenital neck anomaly. Carcinoma of the thyroglossal duct cyst is a rare entity, and papillary carcinoma is the most frequent malignancy of this uncommon entity. There are a limited number of studies on this subject in the literature, and in some series, it is associated with papillary thyroid carcinoma. There is no consensus on prophylactic thyroidectomy after diagnosis. In this study, a case, operated for thyroglossal duct cyst and diagnosed with papillary carcinoma and our approach consisting of follow-up without thyroidectomy are presented in light of the current literature.


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Kuzu S, Bucak A, Günebakan Çağlar, Özdemir M, Bezen BA. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroglossal duct cyst: Is thyroidectomy necessary?. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 19];4(12):1244-6. Available from: